Sushi Roll

Kirkwood

Lake Tahoe

An extremely steep and exposed line and riddled with large granite obstacles.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
643 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
233 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
47˚
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Description

Traverse as if headed to Boulevard but no need to stay as high. About 300 feet before Boulevard, you will find a lone tree that signifies the entrance of the line. CAUTION – this area is littered with hidden rock slabs and is a no fall zone. A fall here could lead over cliffs and thus major injury. Below the tree, you can make around two turns before you hit the hardest maneuver of the descent where an oddly shaped rock will require a hefty jump turn to the left or right. The middle section is incredible steep with hidden rock slabs and you must pay attention to the slough of your turns. Both left and right sides have cliff exposure so make sure you make it to the middle prior to the exit. You will eventually end up in the bottom of Broadway chute above Emigrant Lake. You can take glory turns to Emigrant Lake or save some time by traversing hard left that leads to the traverse back to the ski area.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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